--
 
New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Marko: Schumacher not on our F1 radar

2016-06-30 13:38

NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION: Dr Helmut Marko assured reporters that Mick Schumacher is not on Red Bull's radar. Image: AFP / Jens Wolf

Austria - Dr Helmut Marko says he is not currently interested in signing up Mick Schumacher to Red Bull's famous driver development programme.

At the same age of 17, Red Bull fast-tracked the meteoric Formula 1 career of Max Verstappen.

No interest

But when asked about Schumacher, the young Formula 4-racing son of F1 legend Michael Schumacher, Marko said: "Mick Schumacher is not on our radar.

"There is nothing more to say," the Austrian, who is the architect of the Red Bull driver programme, added.

READ: Verstappen - 'Mick Schumacher not as good as Michael'

For his part, Mick seems comfortable about racing the road to F1 in meticulous style, having already decided to spend a second year in F4 rather than leap into F3 in 2016.

The young German said: "For the moment, my goal is to become a good and complete race driver.

"Because of this, it's important to me to have a solid base and to become confident in all areas racing will be confronting me with," Schumacher added.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.